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MEF Academy Events
 19Managing Misconduct, Absenteeism and Performance at the Workplace19 - 20 September 2018
 19Certified Professional Trainer19 - 21 September 2018
 24Human Resource Application - Using Microsoft Excel24 - 25 September 2018
 24Understanding Labour Laws24 - 25 September 2018
 01Impact of Interpersonal & Communication Skills at Work1 - 2 October 2018
 09Behavioral Events Interviewing Skills (BEI)9 - 10 October 2018

 MEF National Conference 2018  Managing Discrimination at the Workplace
Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur
10 - 11 October 2018
Thursday, 2 August 2018
 Price of goods to stay with new minimum wage: Miri MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Miri branch chairman John Teo Peng Yew said business owners would not choose to increase the pricing of goods due to the present economic situation as some of them had yet to fully recover.. Thursday, 6 September 2018
 Vague and confused over SST  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Sham­suddin Bardan felt the SST Act was rushed through in Parliament, which led to little time in understanding its mechanism.Wednesday, 5 September 2018
 MEF: Migrant worker rehiring programme missing the mark  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) today claimed that the Immigration Department’s latest undocumented migrant worker rehiring programme misses the mark, as a large number of applications have been rejected.Wednesday, 5 September 2018
 Cover Story: The first 100 days - Employers’ prayer on labour  There needs to be a clear, efficient and transparent hiring process for businesses to engage migrant workers. The elimination of illegal foreign workers can be achieved by ensuring the availability of foreign workers for all sectors..Thursday, 30 August 2018
 Employers’ group denies stakeholders agreed to hiking private medical fees by almost 300pc  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the proposal to allow doctors in private clinics and general practitioners’ to hike their charge to between RM35 and RM125 ― up from RM10 and RM35..Wednesday, 29 August 2018
 Do Malaysians work too much or too little?  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan, alleging that Malaysian productivity is low, told FMT the likely cause was the number of off-days given to workers.Tuesday, 28 August 2018
 MTUC and MEF against weekly wage proposal  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said the a weekly salary arrangement might not be against the law, but it would be inconvenient for employers.Wednesday, 22 August 2018
 Cleaners shortchanged? MEF says contract workers have a choice  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says there are no issues with offering fixed-term contracts or renewing the contracts of employees, in the wake of claims that several companies have been denying contract cleaners their rights.Friday, 10 August 2018
 Give us incentives to hire fresh grads, employers group tells govt  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has suggested that the government provide incentives such as tax relief to employers who hire first-time job-seekers.Wednesday, 8 August 2018
 How to solve woes in hiring of foreigners  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan and Malaysian Trades Union Congress secretary-general J Solomon called for a return to government-to-government arrangements as practised until the late 1990s.Monday, 6 August 2018
 Poor English still an issue among local grads  Graduates from overseas universities still have an edge over local degree holders as communication skills remain an issue with many who graduate from Malaysian varsities, according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Saturday, 4 August 2018
 Employers against bearing hike in minimum wage  Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan has said it is unfair for employers to bear the burden of any increase in wages.Friday, 3 August 2018
 Sabah, Sarawak bosses wary of one national minimum wage  MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said it would not be feasible for the minimum wage in Sabah and Sarawak to be streamlined with that of the Peninsula in the near future.Thursday, 26 July 2018
 'Serve industry for five years to get RM1,500'  Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), of which the Sabah Employers Association is also a member of, also called for a gradual implementation of the minimum wage of RM1,500 to be sustainable..Thursday, 26 July 2018
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Managing Misconduct, Absenteeism and Performance at the WorkplaceMEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor19 - 20 September 2018
Certified Professional TrainerMEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor19 - 21 September 2018
Understanding Labour LawsMEF Petaling Jaya, Selangor24 - 25 September 2018

2017p 2018f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.132.9
Real GDP (% Growth)5.95.5 - 6.0
Per Capita Income (RM)41,07242,834
CPI (% Growth)3.72.0 - 3.0
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)14,971N/A
Employment ('000)14,459N/A
Unemployment Rate (%)3.43.2 - 3.5
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.555.53
Non Executive (%)5.445.42
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.092.14
Non Executive (months)1.812.02
pPreliminary   fForecast  
Source: * BNM Annual Reports
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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12 Oct 2018 Hari Jadi Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka
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15 Oct 2018 Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Iskandar
24 Oct 2018 Hari Keputeraan Sultan Pahang
2 Nov 2018 Hari Keputeraan Sultan Perak
6 Nov 2018 Hari Deepavali
11 Nov 2018 Hari Keputeraan Sultan Kelantan
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